美国拉斯维加斯国际木工机械及家具配件展览会（AWFS Fair）是北美最大的木工行业展览会，包括木工机械及家具加工与配件展，该由木工家具供应商协会（AWFS-The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers）主办，从1957年开始举办，两年一届，在拉斯维加斯会议中心举行，汇集了整个全球木工行业，深入审查了正在推动市场的新发展和动态，参加者代表每个行业木工制造专业人员，包括行业领导者、同行、同事、商业专家和顶级制造商，以建立他们的业务和探索新的机会。该展是目前世界上木工机械、家具生产设备及家具配件领域规模最大、影响力最大的专业展览会之一。
Known as the industry’s innovation marketplace, AWFS®Fair is the “go to” event for thousands of woodworking manufacturing professionals who need cutting-edge solutions to make their operations more competitive and more profitable. Addressing that quest for innovation, the 2021 AWFS®Fair once again brings the entire global industry together for an in-depth review of the new developments and advances that are driving the market. Participants benefit from high-quality educational programming in the industry (the College of Woodworking Knowledge), a huge, expanded show floor that features top suppliers and resources, and a variety of opportunities to network, learn and acquire the relevant information and strategies to help them grow along with their industry.
LAS VEGAS, NV − (July 22, 2021) – Jinsoo Kim, a student at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, won the Best of Show award in the 2021 AWFS® Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed 24 finalist projects of from 12 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. at the 2021 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. All 24 Fresh Wood student finalists went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000, along with trophies and software prizes.
Kim was awarded an iconic sculpture made by renowned woodworker and artist Scott Grove, which was displayed at the Fresh Wood booth throughout the show. He received $3,000 total, and a KCD Software Package. He also received First Place in the Post-Secondary Case Goods and Tables category of the competition, which included another $2,000 prize and a Certificate of Merit. The Best of Show award is sponsored by KCD Software.
Fair attendees awarded the People’s Choice Award, and a $750 prize to Mohammed Al-Yaseen at Lincoln East High School, for his project The Nest. Al-Yaseen spent much of his time at the Fresh Wood booth demonstrating the mechanics of his chair as the entire piece is able to fold down flat.
A new Bravo to Teachers award was given out, thanks to sponsor MAKESafe Tools, who presented a welldeserving teacher they selected with a Power Tool Brake; the recipient was Roy
Castillo from San Jacinto High
School in California. Roy’s student Fernando Cantu Pirelli also won Second place in the Case Goods Category for his Walnut Entertainment Credenza.
The Fresh Wood 2021 judging panel - consisting of Harold Greene (Harold Greene Fine Furnishings), Alan Harp (Alan Harp Designs), and Taryn Schwartz (Ballard Design) - provided a variety of perspectives to the judging process.
First Place winners in each category and at each school level received a $1,000 prize, Second Place winners received $500 and Honorable Mention winners received $250. AWFS® covers project shipping and the majority of travel and hotel costs to bring the students and their teachers to Las Vegas.
The biennial event, held as part of AWFS®Fair, attracted 102 entries from schools in the United States. The Fresh Wood winners are listed in the table below.